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Green Pea Hummus

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 tablespoons)
Sumac grows in abundance throughout the Mediterranean, and its dried, ground berries are a fruity and astringent spice widely used in Middle Eastern cooking. If you can't find sumac, substitute 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind. You may need to add up to a tablespoon of water if the mixture is too thick to process smoothly. Serve with pita wedges.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen green peas
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tablespoons tahini (sesame-seed paste)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon extravirgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground sumac

Nutrition Information

  • calories 93
  • caloriesfromfat 48 %
  • fat 5 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 2.1 g
  • polyfat 1.9 g
  • protein 4.1 g
  • carbohydrate 9.3 g
  • fiber 2.7 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 254 mg
  • calcium 32 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook peas in boiling water 3 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water. Drain. Place peas and next 6 ingredients (through garlic) in a food processor, and process until smooth. Spoon pea mixture into a small serving bowl; chill. Drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with sumac just before serving.